The soundtrack to Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Home Again was heavy on iconic pieces of score from music genius James Jandrisch, who, as you'll remember, gave us a little sneak peek this past weekend. But that didn't mean there wasn't some room for other recognizable pieces we can add to our ever-expanding SSD playlists.
Tell Everybody I Know - Keb' Mo'
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You might actually remember Keb' Mo' sampling this piece as Gabe in Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Higher Ground (Go back and listen to the montage of Gabe playing at Hattie's club from early in the movie to catch the quick callback!).
In Home Again, it actually replaces the iconic Stevie Wonder hit we've become accustomed to hearing as the "theme song" for lack of a better term. The replacement is significant given that the POstables have moved into a new chapter, one this song captures in that both couples are happy, in love and not afraid to embrace or show it!
P.S. If you want me to dig a little deeper into the replacement, let me know in the comments and I can whip up a blog post on it for you!
It Is Well With My Soul
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This traditional hymn can be heard twice during the sequence detailing the history of the vase, first it's played by Betty's mother in the piano, the second time it's being played by Mary Lou to comfort her sisters during a storm. It's a hymn that speaks of a deep, enduring peace that prevails even in the most trying of circumstances, a peace from which a lasting hope is derived. It's an interesting compliment (and maybe even contradiction?) to the story of the vase. More on this to come...
Blowin' In The Wind - Bob Dylan
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There's nothing better than an acoustic sing along, particularly one given by flower children who actually remember this song from their youth. Though Bill, Sunny and Joe give it a great go as they clear out the newly discovered space, the clearly political undertones also speak to the underlying theme of war as its attached to the provenance of the vase.
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Not only did we get a little preview of the song as heard in the score of Home Again, you might have faintly heard Joe, Bill and Sunny performing in the background as Shane and Oliver discussed him going to New York to contact Mary Lou.
The song itself has been interpreted in many ways, but the general consensus is that it details a series of impossible task a man and woman charge each other with completing before they can be considered each other's true love. Seems appropriate for Norman, who can't seem to make Bill like him at the time. It also, in an abstract way, applies to the vase being that it was a seemingly impossible task to concretely identify its provenance. Of course, there's plenty more to possibly unpack on both fronts, but it's going to take a little research before that becomes possible.